Candidate Art Bishop is grateful for roots in Lucerne Valley

December 26, 2013

Above: Art Bishop

Leader Editor

Art Bishop began a life of service as a babyfaced Lucerne Valley firefighter.

Today, three decades later, the newly-appointed Apple Valley mayor is hoping to serve in a much larger arena: He is running as a Republican state assembly candidate to fill the vacancy of current 33rd Assembly District Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who is running for governor.

Courts: Jury recommend death penalty

December 26, 2013

Above: John Wayne Thomson

SAN BERNARDINO • A San Bernardino jury on Thursday recommended the death penalty for a suspected serial killer and three-time convicted rapist in the 2006 murder of a Lucerne Valley man.

The jury reached a verdict in the John Wayne Thomson case on Wednesday morning, but one juror had a family emergency during the lunch recess so the verdict was collected and placed under seal until Thursday.

Incident in Lucerne Valley foothills

December 26, 2013

Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY • The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team was on scene for several hours on Monday, Dec. 16 as deputies searched for a reportedly suicidal man in the southwest hills of Lucerne Valley.

The incident in the 31600 block of Azurite Road started at 1:52 p.m. when the call of a suicidal 28-year-old man was received.

“They spent the whole day looking for him,” said department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman. “The family was also trying to reach him and they had no luck.”

Weekly booking logs - December 25, 2013

December 26, 2013

Weekly booking logs

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest.
All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

RESISTING ARREST (BOOKING): On Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in Hesperia, 28-year-old Rafael Aranda of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest. He was booked and released later that day.

Sheriff's Blotter 12-25-13

December 26, 2013

DISTURBANCE: On Dec. 17 at 2:56 p.m., a Bourbon Road resident reported two more more dirt bikes driving around the area for several hours. The riders typically ride betwen 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the caller.
THEFT: On Dec. 17 at 12:51 p.m., a Locust Road resident reported he may have had information on who may have stolen his water tank a year ago.
OBSCENE PHONE CALL: On Dec. 17 at 9:39 a.m., a Midway Avenue resident reported receiving harassing phone calls for the previous five days.


December 26, 2013

LUCERNE VALLEY • XROADS BMX hosted there annual Race for Santa. We had racers from all over come bearing gifts. Racers came as far away as Las Vegas to participate in the event. XROADS waived the Race Fee in place of a toy. And will donate the normal sanction fees to USABmx to cover the event.  We love to have this Race, it’s an opportunity to give back, but also to teach the kids about giving back. All Toys donated were given to the lovely ladies of the Roadrunners to make sure they get into the right hands.


Mutual water in Lucerne Valley, part 3

December 26, 2013


When I started this article, I had intentions of producing a broader scope message about water systems but have now found it necessary to bring this discussion to a close. What is important is that the local mutual water companies (and the shareholders) get informed as to what to do to operate and sustain their company and realize the help available to them to accomplish such. This will be the final issue of this series.

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations, Mustangs!

December 26, 2013


The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association (LVEDA) heartily congratulates our High School football team, its coach and its supporters for a terrific season –  all the wins (not just in game points but playing as a class-act team) – fighting hard all the way to the end.  You all have made us very proud and have helped advance Lucerne Valley’s stature in the region, not just in sports.  Thank You All for your hard work and great attitudes.
Chuck Bell
President of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association


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